Spring has finally sprung, and while it may not be warm enough where you are to slip into shorts just yet, capris or cropped pants may be a great alternative. Several stores are having sales on capri pants this week, so snag a couple of pairs to celebrate the warmer weather. When accessorized correctly, you can wear capris casually or at the office. Here are some tips for wearing capris and three great styles for less than $30 to get you started on your spring wardrobe.
Tips for Wearing Capris
Before buying any capris, keep these things in mind:
- They shorten the look of your legs. Short women need to choose their capris carefully.
- They call attention to wide calves. To avoid this, choose capris that end a little above or a little below the widest part of the calf.
- They also call attention to your shoes, so make sure you’re wearing a fabulous pair that complements your outfit.
From J.C. Penney, these Lee brand capris come in lots of different colors to give you great variety in your spring wardrobe—we like Sunbleach and white the best. The capris come with a skinny belt in a coordinating coloring. The white pair comes with a black belt, while the Sunbleach (yellow) comes with a white belt. These capris feature tummy control technology to help you look slimmer, a feature many of us can appreciate after a long winter. These are on clearance for $17.99, and if you shop before the 3/26, you can get an extra 15-20% off.
Lee Brittany Comfort Waist Twill Skimmer Pants
Another affordable choice from the Lee brand, these capris are available at Kohls for $29.99. They come in white, Lace Gray, black, Sandy, and Russe Red. They’re cargo style with five pockets, but the cargo aspect has a more feminine style than many cargo capris you find.
Artist Crop Jean
For a more casual look, try this pair of capris from American Eagle for $29.99. These jean capris are a dark indigo color with a cuffed bottom. They have a slim fit through the knees to give the legs a leaner look. Shorter women may need to roll up the cuff more than once or have them altered, as is true with many capris styles.
What do you think of capri pants—love ‘em or hate ‘em? Will you be buying any for your spring wardrobe?